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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Poinsettia Umbrella

Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Here it is Wednesday already, I have one son on a 3 week holiday break studying for exams and my other is away at Rowing camp for a week.  I know it's meant to be Spring here in New Zealand but the temperature really dropped on Sunday from 14c to 8c so I really hope Ryan doesn't fall out of the boat this week as it will be pretty cold and they don't wear wet-suits for rowing or Life Jackets for that matter.

Congratulations to our winner this week and our top 3 cards great work everyone and it was great to see that there were more entries this week.

This week we have another lovely sketch by Sally, it's very easy and really shows off your beautiful design papers.

Sketch #69 

Here's a quick look at my cards inside and out.

I'm so happy to announce to you that our sponsor this week is Samantha Siemers Ratliff  the owner of Sami Stamps.

Sami Stamps

Bio:   Hello! I’m so happy to be here as a Sponsor for Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Sami Stamps provides a variety of high quality Digital Stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats.  I hope you enjoy crafting with Sami Stamps as much as I enjoy illustrating them!
If you’re having fun here, please feel free to come check us out!

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This week our lucky winner will receive

  $12.00 Gift Certificate
 to Sami Stamps Shop

Don't forget to drop by the rest of the design team over at 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and check out what the rest of the girls created using Sami's images.

1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Desert Sun by Bazzill Basics
3. Design Papers: Rosie's Studio Sweet Delight

4. Image: Poinsettia Umbrella by Sami Stamps
5. Colour Medium: Copics

6. Embellishments: Here is a close up of the flower arrangement in the left hand bottom corner of my card all the flowers are from my stash.

7. Embellishments:
Cream Ribbon, Mother of Pearl Dragonfly and leaf, Flat backed Pearls and the assortment of flowers all from my stash,

8. Tools used.

9. Punch used Martha Stewart Rose Left.

10. Dies used for this card.

11. Inside and the back of the card.

Take care wishing you a wonderful week and happy crafting.


Nikki Stalker said...

Pretty card. Love the papers, the pretty image and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolia.


Pirjo said...

Magnificent materials and so beautiful design. Thanks for joining us QKR Stampede this week! Hugs,Pirjo Dt

Kathy Krug said...

Love your happy colors. The dp works so well with your focal umbrella filled with the beautifully colored flowers. Thanks for playing at the Mod Squad Challenge this week.

mulberry station said...

Gorgeous card Kathy. Hope you are doing well.
Hugs, Nancy

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW- another gorgeous card. The color is just stunning. The DP with those flowers is just a perfect match. Love that pearl butterfly. Hope your son stays dry and warm, and hope you get to sneak a little time in with your other son....I'm sure he finds the time to eat. Anyway you get some time at that age.

Jacee said...

Ooooh I'm lovin' this one Kathie, gorgeous design and colour, love the papers, and the image is lovely and beautifully coloured too, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

karalschuknecht said...

Stunning card. I love how you matched the coloring with the background papers. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! This is fabulous! I love the image and anything with umbrellas, really. You did such a beautiful job with the design and colors. Pretty inside, too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at QKR Stampede!

anne said...

A beautiful card Kathie, I love the image you have chosen. Hope Ryan managed to stay in the boat. We are just back from an extra long weekend with my family in Scotland, it was lovely to see them and catch up. Anne xx

Shona Hamill said...

Fantastic card and lovely Autumnal colours. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges. DT Shona xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathie it's a beautiful card
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Tracey Collett said...

Great creation for this weeks Glitter N Sparkle Challenge. Thanks for joining in.
Tracey C - DT member

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Gorgeous card...Awesome coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

Brenda DT

Joanna Moore said...

This card is simply stunning Kathie. I love those gorgeous colors and that image is REALLY wonderful! I rarely use flowers on my cards but this card makes me rethink using them. So, so pretty. I hope Ryan was warm enough. Thinking about you and your future trip to London. I wish I were going!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card, such lovely warm colours.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

Jackie C said...

This is superb! Such a professional presentation! Thank you for entering at ds4j. Jackie DT member.

Heide said...

This is so lovely! Your flowers are just perfect on this card as well and those pearls. Hugs, Heide

Lin said...

What rich warm colours. Perfect for the end of the summer and the start of autumn.

Thanks for sharing with us.